Google Glass Microcomputer


The Google Glass, a wearable microcomputer, consists of a silver and black colored headset with an optical display (glass), worn like a pair of glasses. The wearer communicates with the Internet via touch and voice commands. Information is displayed on the glass (screen) mounted just above the right eye or it may be read to the wearer. The power button is located on the inner side near the temple. The device is designed with built in camera (for pictures and videos, located on the front next to the glass) and a speaker (located on the inner side of the arm, behind the right ear). The battery is located near the end of the right arm.

Accessories included are two carrying cases, clear shield with protective case, sun shades with a protective case, power adapter, USB power cord, and nose guards.

This example was received with a box marked Explorer Edition model no. XE-B.

It was worn by Google executive Vinton Cerf.

Date Made: ca 2013

Wearer: Cerf, VintonMaker: Google, Inc.

Place Assembled: JapanPlace Designed: United States: California, Mountain ViewPlace Made: United States: California, Mountain View

Web Subject: Computers


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Exhibition: My Computing Device

Exhibition Location: National Museum of American History

Credit Line: Gift of Vinton Cerf

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2016.0058.01Model Number: XE-BAccession Number: 2016.0058Catalog Number: 2016.0058.01Maker Number: ELDMB132215684

Object Name: microcomputer

Physical Description: titanium (overall, frame material)plastic (overall material)charcoal (overall color)Measurements: overall: 7.7 cm x 53 cm x 27 cm; 3 1/32 in x 20 7/8 in x 10 5/8 ingoogle glass: 4 cm x 13.5 cm x 19.5 cm; 1 9/16 in x 5 5/16 in x 7 11/16 incarrying case: 4 cm x 7.5 cm x 25 cm; 1 9/16 in x 2 15/16 in x 9 27/32 inshield/shade: 3 cm x 14 cm x 4 cm; 1 3/16 in x 5 1/2 in x 1 9/16 incase, shield/shade: .2 cm x 16.5 cm x 5.5 cm; 3/32 in x 6 1/2 in x 2 5/32 incontainer; nose guard: .8 cm x 11.9 m x 5 m; 5/16 in x 39 1/32 ft x 16 13/32 ftcontainer: 7.7 cm x 18 cm x 27 cm; 3 1/32 in x 7 3/32 in x 10 5/8 inpower adapter: 2.5 cm x 15 cm x 7 cm; 31/32 in x 5 29/32 in x 2 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_1821980

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